Recall that Nigeria were held to a 2-2 draw in their last friendly against Ukraine in Dnipro which was part of their preparation for November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Benin Republic and Lesotho.
According to a statement released by the Brazilian Football Confederation, on Monday, Gernot Rohr’s side was picked because they are ranked among the best two teams in Africa and also for their physical football.
Three days earlier, coach Tite’s squad will face 2019 AFCON runners-up Senegal at the National Stadium in Singapore.
“We chose two of the best African teams because they are high level confrontations and against a school that the Brazilian National Team has had few encounters in recent years. It was a wish of the Technical Commission, so we went after these opponents,” says the Coordinator of the Team, Juninho Paulista.
The last time the Super Eagles locked horns with Brazil in a friendly match was in 2003 and Nigeria lost 3-0 to the South Americans at the National Stadium in Abuja.